Development of an innovative mHealth platform for remote physical activity monitoring and health coaching of cardiac rehabilitation patients

iCardia platform components and architecture

Authors: Kitsiou, S., Thomas, M., Marai, G.E., Maglaveras, N., Kondos, G., Arena, R., Gerber, B.

Publication: IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Orlando, FL


This article presents the main features and components of iCardia - an innovative mHealth platform designed to support remote monitoring and health coaching of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients, through Fitbit wearable sensor devices, smartphones, and personalized SMS text messages. The design and development of iCardia were based on an iterative, user-centered design process and an open-service architecture to ensure rapid scalability and adherence to evidence-based guidelines for easier transition into clinical practice. iCardia has the potential to enable a paradigm shift towards a collaborative CR environment that utilizes mHealth technologies to engage patients to more effectively self-manage their cardiovascular disease.

Date: February 16, 2017

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